Read to the Dogs, MAR. 9 and Wednesdays, 1 – 2 p.m., at East Mountain Library in Tijeras. Children of all ages to practice reading out loud to therapy dogs. No registration required. For info, 505-281-8508.

Business Mixer at Mags Indoor Shooting Range, MAR. 9 from 4 – 7 p.m. For information call 505-338-2222.

Deadline for nominations for Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award, MAR. 11, Recognize those restoring protecting the natural heritage and environmental health of our state. For more information and nomination forms visit env.nm.gov.

Prayer Encounter, MAR. 11 at 7 p.m. and MAR. 12 from 8:30 – 2:30 p.m. $20 includes materials and lunch. At Mountainside United Methodist Church, Cedar Crest. For info, 505-281-5117.

Orientation for youth 14-25 for summer jobs at 10 a.m. MAR. 12 at Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood. For info call 505-281-7655.

Torrance County 50+ Games, MAR. 12 at MAGS Indoor Shooting Range in Moriarty for air gun shooting events. For info contact 847-0402.

The Buckarettes headline the second Saturday coffeehouse at Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Edgewood, with reception at 6 and performance at 6:30 p.m. For info email admin@unityemtns.org.

Hunter Education Field Day MAR. 12 , for 11 years and older, at Edgewood Masonic Lodge, Registration FEB. 22 at 10 a.m. and MAR. 6 at 5 p.m. Free. For info call 505-350-4181.

Second Saturday Coffee House, MAR. 12, 6:30 p.m.. Performers TBA. Free admission, donations accepted, family friendly. Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Edgewood. For more information contact admin@unityemtns.org or 505-286-1203.

Hunter Education Live Fire MAR. 12-13. 27-28, for any age, at Vista Grande Community Center in Sandia Park, registration FEB. 22 at 10 a.m. and MAR. 6 at 5 p.m. For info call 505-350-4181.

Jimbo’s live music MAR. 13 and second Sundays, 3 – 6 p.m. at Lazy Lizard in Cedar Crest. For info call 505-281-2313.

Women’s Shooting Connection of NM event MAR. 13 at Mags Indoor Shooting Range in Moriarty. Trish Hoffmapn of APD on how not to be a victim. For info 505-250-4175.

Benefits counselor from NM Aging and Long-Term Services Dept. will be at Tijeras Senior Center MAR. 14 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Call 286-4220 for info.

Organizing digital family history records, a class at Edgewood LDS church, MAR. 16 at 10:30 a.m. For info email edgewoodfhc@gmail.com.

Moriarty High School’s Mad Horse Productions presents King Arthur’s Socks, MAR. 17, 18 and 19 at the Performing Arts Center. Tickets $3 at the door. Q&A with cast and crew after the play.

VFW Auxiliary hosts St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, MAR. 17 from 2-7 p.m. $10 a plate. Call 505-832-4649 for info.

American Legion Post 74 and Auxiliary, meets MAR. 18 or third Fridays at the Lions Club in Moriarty. For info, 505-803-9657 or sunsetministries@yahoo.com.

Angelyne, the Amazing Deaf Cattle Dog Show, MAR. 18 at Fast Action Dogs Training Center in Edgewood, at 5 p.m. Tickets are $5, kids $2. For info contact dklecan@unm.edu.

“Summon Your Muse” writing contest deadline, MAR. 19. Contests for different age groups from children to adult. For more information including rules and entry forms contact Moriarty Community Library at 505-832-2513 or on facebook.com.

Blood drive at ReMax Pros in Cedar Crest, MAR. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To schedule an appointment call 505-281-7767.

Torrance County 50+ Games, MAR. 19 at Mountainair Elementary School for table tennis, singles, doubles and mixed doubles. For info contact 847-0402.

Tijeras Creek Remediation Project, MAR. 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hands-on experiences for students and others with stormwater harvesting/green infrastructure, the suppression of invasive plant species, habitat restoration, and improvements in soil health and stabilization. For info, contact soilutions.com.

Torrance County 50+ Games, APR. 2 at Mountainair Senior Center for 8-ball poul tournament. For info contact 847-0402.

VFW Post 3370 Steak and Fish Night, APR. 2 and first Saturdays, 4 – 9 p.m. For info, 505-832-0730.

Seed Saving Workshop at Edgewood Soil and Water Conservation District, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. APR. 2. Email info@eastmountainseed.org.

Military records, a class at Edgewood LDS church, APR. 6 at 10:30 a.m. For info email edgewoodfhc@gmail.com.

Cibola Arts Gallery opening reception, APR. 9 from 1-4 p.m. for a show on the theme, “Coming of Age.” For info call 505-847-0324.

Torrance County 50+ Games, APR. 23 at Mountainair Elementary School for pickleball, singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. For info contact 847-0402.

10th Annual Authors for Literacy, APR. 23 at the Moriarty Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For info call 505-832-2513.

Torrance County 50+ Games, APR. 30 at Dr. Saul Community Center in Mountainair for badminton singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. For info contact 847-0402.

Mountainair Gymkhana Rodeo, MAY 1, also June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23. Events for all ages from kids to adults. At the Mountainair Rodeo Grounds. For more information, contact Tana at 505-220-0123.

Torrance County 50+ Games, MAY 7 at City Park in Moriarty for horsehoes tournament. For info contact 847-0402.

Torrance County 50+ Games, MAY 14 at Estancia High School for track and field events. For info contact 847-0402.

Leota Harriman
Leota Harriman

Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at news.ind.editor@gmail.com.